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11 Festive Christmas Playlists

  • Courtesy of CMG

    Christmas Classics

    "Santa Baby" - Eartha Kitt

    "Jingle Bells" - The Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby

    "Jingle Bell Rock" - Bobby Helms

    "A Holly Jolly Christmas" - Burl Ives

    "The Christmas Song" - Nat King Cole

    "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland

    "Run Rudolph Run" - Chuck Berry

    "White Christmas" - The Drifters

    "Blue Christmas" - Elvis Presley

    "Christmas Waltz" - Frank Sinatra

    "Little Saint Nick" - The Beach Boys

    "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters

    "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee

    "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - Andy Williams

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  • Whitney Houston courtesy of RCA

    Pop Christmas

    "White Christmas" - Katy Perry

    "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - Mariah Carey

    "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" - John Lennon

    "Where Are You Christmas" - Faith Hill

    "Christmas Lights" - Coldplay

    "We Need a Little Christmas (Glee Cast Version)" - Glee Cast

    "This Christmas (Hang All the Mistletoe)" - Macy Gray

    "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" - Whitney Houston

    "Feliz Navidad" - Celine Dion

    "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - Carrie Underwood

    "Someday at Christmas" - Jack Johnson

    "Last Christmas" - Taylor Swift

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  • Brad Paisley courtesy of Arista

    Christmas in the Country

    "Hard Candy Christmas" - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

    'Thank God for Kids" - Kenny Chesney

    'Do You Hear What I Hear" - Martina McBride

    "Go Tell It on the Mountain" - Toby Keith

    "Jingle Bell Rock" - Rascal Flatts

    "Please Come Home for Christmas" - Willie Nelson

    "Blue Christmas" - Ricky Van Shelton

    "Let It Be Christmas" - Alan Jackson

    'Santa Baby" - Kellie Pickler

    "Winter Wonderland" - Brad Paisley

    "Country Christmas" - Loretta Lynn

    "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - Vince Vance and the Valiants

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Lady Antebellum

    "The Christmas Shoes" - Eric Dodge

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  • Sarah McLachlan courtesy of RCA

    Calm Christmas

    "Silent Night" - Sarah McLachlan

    "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" - Enya

    "Ave Maria" - David Archuleta

    "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming" - Sting

    "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" - Don McLean

    "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" - Josh Groban

    "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" - Sufjan Stevens

    "Pie Jesu" - Jackie Evancho

    "Away in a Manger" - Celtic Woman

    "Once in Royal David's City" - Harry Christophers & The Sixteen

    "Let There Be Peace on Earth" - Singing Sergeants & United States Air Force Band

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  • Courtesy of CMG

    Christmas in the Movies

    "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas)" - Thurl Ravenscroft

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Elf) - Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel

    "Buffalo Gals" (It's a Wonderful Life) - Dimitri Tiomkin & His Orchestra

    "What's This?" (The Nightmare Before Christmas) - Danny Elfman

    "Christmas Will Return" (The Santa Clause) - Brenda Russell & Howard Hewett

    "When Christmas Comes to Town" (The Polar Express) - Matthew Hall & Meagan Moore

    "The Christmas Song" (Christmas with the Kranks) - The Raveonettes

    "Christmastime Is Here" (A Charlie Brown Christmas) - Vince Guaraldi Trio

    "Jump (For My Love)" (Love Actually) - The Pointer Sisters

    "White Christmas" (Holiday Inn) - Bing Crosby

    "Wonderful Christmastime" (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie) - Paul McCartney

    "Somewhere in My Memory" (Home Alone) - John Williams

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  • It's Cold Outside!

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan

    "Silver Bells" - Bing Crosby & Carol Richards

    "White Christmas" - The Supremes

    "A Marshmallow World" - Dean Martin

    "Winter Wonderland" - Aretha Franklin

    "Sleigh Ride" - Johnny Mathis

    "Jingle Bells" - The Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby

    "The First Snowfall/Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" - The Carpenters

    "On a Snowy Christmas Night" - Elvis Presley

    "Frosty the Snowman" - Fiona Apple

    "Snow" (from White Christmas) - Joseph J. Lilley and His Orchestra and Chorus

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  • Courtesy of Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    Caroling Choirs

    "Caroling, Caroling" - The Manhattan Transfer

    "O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)" - Saint Paul's Choir

    "Here We Come A-Caroling (Wassail Song)" - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" - The Norman Luboff Choir

    "Good King Wenceslaus" - Londonderry Boys Choir

    "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" - Ambrosian Singers

    "Joy to the World" - Vienna Choir Boys

    "The Holly and the Ivy" - Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks

    "I Saw Three Ships" - Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York & Owen Burdick

    "What Child Is This?" - Oxford St. Peter's Choir

    "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - Westminster Choir

    "The Wassail Song" - The Purcell Singers

    "Coventry Carol" - The King's Singers

    "Ding Dong! Merrily on High" - Chanticleer

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  • Sufjan Stevens courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty

    Christmas for Kids

    "Up on the House-Top" - Raffi

    "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - Gene Autry

    "Frosty the Snowman" - The Ronettes

    "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" - The Children's Christmas Chorus

    "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" - Jackson 5

    "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" - Gayla Peevey

    "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - The Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby

    "The Friendly Beasts" - Sufjan Stevens

    "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" - Spike Jones

    "The Little Drummer Boy" - The Temptations

    "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" - Alvin & The Chipmunks

    "Here Comes Santa Claus" - Doris Day

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  • Courtesy of CMG

    Jazzy Christmas

    "Sleigh Ride" - Ella Fitzgerald

    "Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)" - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

    "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - Duke Ellington

    "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" - Michael Buble

    "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" - Tony Bennett & Antonia Bennett

    "Christmas Memories" - Frank Sinatra

    "My Little Drum" - Vince Guaraldi Trio

    "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" - Diana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

    "Home for the Holidays" - Betty Carter, Nicholas Payton & Ron Blake

    "White Christmas" - Charlie "Bird" Parker

    "'Zat You, Santa Claus?" - Louis Armstrong

    "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - Harry Connick, Jr.

    "That Spirit of Christmas" - Ray Charles

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  • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds courtesy of RCA

    Rock 'n' Roll Christmas

    "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - U2

    "Please Come Home for Christmas" - Eagles

    "O Holy Night" - Weezer

    "O Come, All Ye Faithful" - Chicago

    "Christmas All Over Again" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    "Christmas Song" - Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

    "Christmas Blues" - Eric Clapton & John Popper

    "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Los Straitjackets

    "We Three Kings" - Patti Smith

    "Merry Christmas Baby" - Bruce Springsteen

    "Carol of the Bells" - Phantom Planet

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  • London Symphony Orchestra/Gautier Deblonde

    Classical Christmas

    The Nutcracker Suite (composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) - John Hollingsworth & London Symphony Orchestra

    Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Ralph Vaughan Williams) - NBC Symphony Orchestra

    Ode to Joy (from Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony) - London Symphony Orchestra

    The Messiah: "Hallelujah" (George Frideric Handel) - Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Margaret Hillis & Sir Georg Solti

    Kinderstucke, Op. 72 "Christmas Pieces" (Felix Mendelssohn) - Benjamin Frith

    "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" (Gustav Holst) - American Boy Choir, Empire Chamber Ensemble, Jessye Norman, New York Choral Society & Robert De Cormier

    Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 (Benjamin Britten) - Robert Shaw & Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

    "What Sweeter Music" (John Rutter) - Polyphony, Stephen Layton & City of London Sinfonia

    "Christmas Canon" (Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D) - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Johann Sebastian Bach) - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus & Sir Neville Marriner

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